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Kimberly Aime (MA, Ohio State Univ.) blogs and maintains steady work as a freelancer, including two book deals. Through her classes, she helps other writers use social media to create an online presence and writing portfolio.
Helene Androski is retired senior academic librarian at the UW-Madison Memorial Library.
Andrew Archer (MSW, LICSW) is an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) trained psychotherapist, who has worked with individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness for more than 10 years. Archer is the author of the 2013 memoir Pleading Insanity.
DANIEL ARES LOPEZ
Daniel Ares Lopez (PhD candidate) is a native Spanish speaker who has taught Spanish to adults for many years. His areas of interest include linguistics, philology, and teaching Spanish as a second language in multicultural classrooms.
Maytee Aspuro (MA, Edgewood College) is the former Chief Information Officer/Information Technology Director of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Owner of AyG Management Consulting, she offers management consulting and training services throughout the state.
Emily Auerbach is a UW-Madison English professor who has won teaching, broadcasting, and arts awards. She's the author of <em>Searching for Jane Austen</em> and the director of the UW Odyssey Project.
Deborah Bachmann has been a local and international instructor since the mid-1980s. She began as a mediator and instructor with the Center for Conflict Resolution and currently teaches "Heart of Communication" at MATC and her Tao Sangha Healing Center. Bachmann is dedicated to assisting learners to strengthen their empathetic muscles and listening skills for the benefit of all.
Tami Bahr (LCSW, CSAC, ICS, EAGALA-certified), is the owner of Triquestrian, LLC, an equine-assisted psychotherapy program. She is also a therapist at Open Door Center for Change, LLC and a full time lecturer at Edgewood College. Bahr is on the executive committee for the Recovery Coalition of Dane County and is the Wisconsin Network Group Coordinator for EAGALA.
Steven Barczi MD, is a board certified geriatrician, faculty at UW School of Medicine and Public Health and clinical geriatric medicine at Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital, Madison WI. Dr. Barczi plays a major role at the UW to direct and advise the institution on establishing new directions in geriatric clinical models, education and curriculum development.
DENISE BAYRON KREMMER
Karen Bender (SPHR, SCP) is a human resources professional with over 25 years of experience. Her areas of expertise range from large multi-national companies to local start-ups, manager and director roles, and union and nonunion environments.
ANTONIO BENITEZ-NOGUERA, PHD
Antonio Benitez-Noguera (PhD in Spanish, UW-Madison) is from Madrid, where he managed his own company for many years. He has taught language and culture courses at UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and Minnesota State University.
Robert Birmingham served as Wisconsin State Archaeologist and taught at UW Waukesha. He writes public oriented books on archaeology and anthropology. Among his books is
Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes
Anthony Black is a visual artist and UW PhD candidate Composition and Rhetoric. His interests are in visual rhetoric and visual culture. His teaching experiences range from studio art practices to African-American Literature and Art History.
Marilyn Bonjean (EdD) has more than 20 years of clinical experience with older adults and is a nationally known speaker on issues related to their well being.
CHRISTOPHER S. BOVEROUX
Christopher S. Boveroux is a doctoral student in Choral Conducting at UW-Madison. His research interests include music from the Renaissance and Baroque, as well as music from underrepresented composers. He also serves as director of music at First Baptist Church of Madison.
Ted Bowman is an educator who specializes in change and transition for families, organizations, and communities. He is an adjunct professor teaching grief and loss courses at the University of Saint Thomas School of Social Work. For more than 35 years, he has led workshops nationally and internationally. His two booklets, <em>Loss of Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief</em> and <em>Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered,</em> are well-known resources about grief and loss.
Yeang-Eng Braun (PhD, UW-Madison) had a 27-year career as an economist and tax policy analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, retiring as administrator of the Division of Policy and Analysis in 2005.
NORA J. BRENNAN, BSN, RN, CHFN
Nora J. Brennan BSN, RN, CHFN, has been an RN for over 30 years and has spent most of them working in Philadelphia, at the University of Pennsylvania Health System – Penn Medicine. The vast majority of her experience was in providing care to patients and their loved ones living with advanced heart failure. First at the bedside in CCU/CICU, then the ambulatory Heart and Vascular Center in as a Heart Failure nurse coordinator. In 2012, she launched the Primary Care Connector Nurse program under the direction of nursing and CEQI teams at HUP. This team focused on improving system wide transitions in care and aimed to reduce 30 day readmissions. Most recently, Nora has combined her passions for heart failure management, palliative care, and technology in a new role as Home Telehealth Nurse. She loves helping people navigate the challenges of living with chronic illness in our society. Her passion also lies in guiding people through having difficult conversations with their loved ones and health care providers, so that their wishes are heard along their illness trajectory."
Robert Breslow is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at UW-Madison, where he runs the geriatric pharmacy clinic and teaches. He has more than 25 years of experience in general and geriatric pharmacy.
BRIANNA J. BUTERA
Brianna J. Butera (MA) is a doctoral candidate in Descriptive Spanish Linguistics at UW-Madison. Her research interests include language variation and change and historical linguistics. She has spent time abroad in Spain and has traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica and Ecuador. She enjoys integrating her experiences abroad and cultural themes into the language classroom.
Scott Caldwell (MA) is a licensed substance abuse counselor who has trained professionals working with youth in health care, schools, juvenile justice, and human services.
Joshua Calhoun (PhD, Univ. of Delaware) is an assistant professor in the Department of English at UW-Madison and a faculty affiliate at the Nelson Institute's Center for Culture, History, and Environment.
James Campbell (PhD), faculty member and associate dean for UW-Madison Continuing Studies, previously served as interim dean and vice provost for lifelong learning. He also coordinates the UW-Madison Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, which draws 800-1,000 participants every year.
Otehlia Cassidy is an energetic dancer/educator whose interpretations of traditional West African dance movement reveal artistry steeped in experience. She has traveled numerous times to Mali and Guinea, studying traditional dances within their cultural context, and continues to study with Malian and Guinean dancers in the U.S.
SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO, MSSW, PHD
Suzanna Waters Castillo (MSSW, PhD, UW-Madison) is a distinguished faculty associate at Continuing Studies. As director of professional development in geriatric mental health, she developed the Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate Series, the only regional, evidence-based training for professionals working with older adults.
Diana Cavallero (MFA, UW-Madison) has a background in both art and education. She is a painter working primarily with the figure across a variety of media. A UW-Madison university-wide fellow, Cavallero has exhibited in Madison, Chicago, and New York.
Christopher Chambers (MFA, Univ. of Alabama) is an experienced editor, teacher, and writer. He has taught writing for more than 20 years, has published widely (fiction, nonfiction, poetry), is the author of <em>Delta 88,</em> a book of short fiction, and is the recipient of five Pushcart Prize nominations and an NEA fellowship for writing.
Jana Champion (BS, Mount Mary Univ.) is the director of the Wisconsin State Crime Lab. She is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager and currently supervises five direct reports and more than 170 staff in three laboratories.
Mare Chapman (MA) has studied and practiced mindfulness and taught classes in insight meditation, which cultivates mindfulness, for more than 20years. She finds mindfulness to be the most effective and empowering tool for transforming our deeply ingrained conditioned patterns, and for handling the full gamut of challenges life gives us with greater ease and stability.
Arsenio Cicero (PhD, UW-Madison), is a native of Havana and an experienced Spanish instructor who has taught extensively in Wisconsin. He is interested in combining language and culture in the classes he teaches.
Amy Clay (MA, University of Caen) is a PhD candidate in second language acquisition. She has lived and taught in Normandy, France and has extensive teaching experience in a variety of settings.
Harold Coltharp worked for Wisconsin state government for over 38 years, the last 21 with the State Records Center of the Department of Administration. He is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager, was the executive secretary for the State Public Records Board, and a past president of the Madison chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators.
Simone Conceicao is a professor of Adult and Continuing Education and teaches courses in the areas of distance education, use of technology with adult learners, instructional design, and adult learning. Her research interests include adult learning, distance education, impact of technology on teaching and learning, instructional design, learning objects, staff development, and international education. She is the coordinator for the Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Support Services for Online Students in Higher Education.
Marshall Cook teaches writing for UW-Madison. His 26 published books include the Monona Quinn Mystery series and the true crime book <em>The Great Wisconsin Manhunt of 1961.</em> He edits Creativity Connection: The Writer's Quarterly Encouragement.
Jessica Courtier (PhD, UW-Madison) is program director in music and performing arts at Continuing Studies. She oversees noncredit programs in music, dance, history, and humanities and teaches courses on music culture and history. Courtier's research and teaching interests focus on historical popular American culture.
Frank Crisafi (JD) is a former chief juvenile prosecutor in Milwaukee County and attorney for the Madison Metropolitan School District. He practiced law in the areas of juvenile justice, special education, confidentiality of pupil records, and school discipline. He currently teaches seminars in juvenile justice administration and school law for social workers and law enforcement officers throughout Wisconsin.
JULIE M. DAHL
Julie M. Dahl (PhD, UW-Madison) directs the Continuing Studies Spanish programs and has extensive experience teaching adult language learners in a variety of contexts in the U.S. and abroad. Her area of expertise is contemporary Spanish and Portuguese culture and language for business.
Kristin Dalby (MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL) is an instructor in the ESL Program at UW-Madison. She has taught in many different types of classrooms, from business English to English for academic purposes, from intensive English programs to teacher training and even exam preparation. Her ESL career has taken her to live and work in many places including the Czech Republic, New Zealand and South Korea. Although Kristin enjoys teaching all ESL skills, oral communication classes are her favorite.
Thomas Dale is director of medieval studies and professor of art history at UW-Madison. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University, his research and teaching encompass Early Christian, Byzantine, Western European, and Medieval Art.
Deirdre Danahar (MSW, MPH, ACC) is skilled in fostering reflective practice and supervisory relationships. With more than 20 years' experience working in social services, public health, and prevention she has been a trusted coach and consultant for leaders in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
ARTHUR DE SMET
Arthur De Smet is professor emeritus of radiology with a lifelong interest in European history, landscape, and architectural photography. He has taught eight Continuing Studies courses, including English history and church architecture, English gardens, and medieval Germany.
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To Be Decided The instructor for this class will be determined at a later date.
JOHN D. DELAMATER
John D. Delamater is the Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology at UW-Madison. He brings a broad, biopsychosocial perspective to the study of sexuality throughout life. He co-edited Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives
Maggie Delaney-Potthoff performs throughout the United States and Europe with the highly acclaimed band Harmonious Wail. One of Madison's finest jazz vocalists, she is also a private vocal coach and a recording artist.
Christine DeSmet is an award-winning writer of novels and screenplays who teaches fiction and screenwriting and mentors other writers at UW-Madison. Her mystery series debuted with <em>First-Degree Fudge</em>. She directs the annual June UW-Madison Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat, where she teaches a Master Class for novelists.
Lori Devoti has garnered excellent reviews for her teaching at Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat and at Writers' Institute. The author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal romance, she's been a finalist for many awards.
Mary Diman (MFA, UW-Madison), has taught studio painting for UW-Madison, the School of the Arts at Rhinelander, and other groups for 30 years. Her paintings are in invitational and juried shows, museums, and collections around the U.S.
Stella Dobbins (MA, Univ. of Houston) is an artist and art historian who exhibits her artwork nationwide and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.
ERIN DONAHO, RN, ANPC, MS, CHFN, CHPN
Erin Donaho is a nurse practitioner from Houston, TX with a wealth of experience providing palliative care and disease management for patients with advanced heart failure. She is currently developing a heart failure-specific hospice care model with Seasons Hospice.
Skye Doney (PhD History, UW-Madison) is the assistant director of the George L. Mosse Program. He completed his PhD dissertation, <em>Moving Toward the Sacred</em>, in 2016. Doney has lived and researched in Germany and Israel and has taught history courses at UW-Madison and Concordia University Wisconsin.
James Draeger is architectural historian and State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is co-author of the national award winning book,
Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries
and historical consultant to the Wisconsin Public Television program.
LINDSEY D. DRAPER
Lindsey D. Draper has served through the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance as the state¿s Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator since his 2006 retirement from Milwaukee County service as a Judicial Court Commissioner.
Eric Dregni is the author of 17 books including
Vikings in the Attic
In Cod We Trust
Let's Go Fishing!
He is associate professor of English at Concordia in St. Paul and dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village.
Robbi Dreifuerst (MS, UW-Madison) leads the leadership and management program area and directs the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program. She is a member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers and the Community Partnerships and Outreach Staff Network at UW-Madison.
Charles Dufresne (CPLP) has facilitated meetings and retreats for international organizations including NGOs and United Nations entities. He has been the director of education for a nonprofit and is a certified learning and performance professional.
Christina Eddington Christina Eddington (MA, TESOL) is an English as a Second Language instructor who has taught in a variety of academic and community settings both in the United States and in South Africa. She also has experience as a teacher trainer. When not in the classroom, she travels the world by bicycle.
Craig Eley (PhD, Univ. of Iowa) is the assistant director of humanities networks at the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities. At the University of Iowa, he undertook historical work in sound studies and the environmental humanities.
Robert Enright (PhD), a licensed psychologist and a professor of educational psychology at UW-Madison, has been a leader in the scientific study of forgiveness and its effects since 1985. He is the author of more than 100 publications including five books. He has worked in schools within conflict regions such as Belfast, Northern Ireland, assisting teachers to deliver forgiveness programs to students.
DONNA EREZ NAVOT
Donna Erez Navot (JD, Cardozo Law School) directs the Mediation Clinic at the UW-Madison Law School. She worked in the Child Permanency Mediation Program of the New York City Family Court, where she mediated placement of children in foster care.
Deneille Erikson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, specializing in Spanish literature and cultural studies. She has taught all levels of Spanish language classes to all ages.
BETH FAHLBERG, PHD
Beth Fahlberg (PhD, RN) is a program director for Continuing Studies and is a board-certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner. Fahlberg is a national leader in the palliative care movement, with a focus on the importance of meeting the physical and psycho-social end-of-life care needs of older adults.
Marian Farrior (MS, Slippery Rock Univ.) is an environmental educator and consultant. She works at UW-Madison Arboretum, providing leadership training in ecological restoration. Farrior has a degree in Sustainable Systems, and is a certified Permaculture teacher, gardener, and volunteer WI Master Naturalist.
MARIAN L. FARRIOR
Marian L. Farrior (MS, Slippery Rock University) is an environmental educator and consultant. She works at UW-Madison Arboretum, providing leadership training in ecological restoration. She has a degree in Sustainable Systems, and is a certified Permaculture teacher, gardener, and volunteer WI Master Naturalist.
Liz Fentress is a professional playwright, director, and actor. Her play <em>Liz's Circus Story,</em> which she wrote and performed, premiered on Kentucky Educational Television; her play <em>The Honey Harvest</em> premiered at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre.
Steve Fondow (PhD, The Ohio State Univ.) is an associate lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Madison, specializing in Spanish morphology, phonology, and grammar. He also studied at the Universidad de la Complutense in Madrid, Spain.
Thais Fonseca (MA, UW-Madison) is a Brazilian Portuguese translator and instructor. Born and raised in Brazil, she enjoys introducing others to her language through teaching and translation.
Booth Fowler is Herbert and Evelyn Howe Bascom Professor of Integrated Liberal Studies and professor emeritus of political science at UW-Madison.
Manuela Francavilla Manuela Francavilla (MA) grew up in Northern Italy where she earned her undergraduate degree in foreign languages (Spanish and French). For over ten years she has been living in Madison, WI where she has been working as an Italian translator and instructor.
Philip Freeburg is a local government law educator in the Local Government Center of UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension. He specializes in the powers and duties of local government bodies and officials, local government law, and open meetings and records, as well as ethics and conflicts of interest.
Stacy Gannon PHR, SHRM-CP has over 25 years of executive-level Human Resources experience and extensive generalist experience across multiple industries. Established track record of change management and M&A activities that deliver cost effective programs and processes aligned with business strategy.
Jesse Gant is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at UW-Madison. His dissertation examines political activism in the Old Northwest throughout the Civil War era.
Leigh Garcia (MFA candidate, UW-Madison and BFA, University of North Texas) has assisted at the P.R.I.N.T. Press, Pan Ector Industries, and worked as a printmaking studio maintenance assistant. She is the project assistant to John Hitchcock.
Roberta Gassman (MSSW, UW-Madison) is a senior fellow in the School of Social Work at the UW-Madison. She previously served as deputy assistant secretary for employment and training for the United States Department of Labor.
Kathy Germann (MA, Ohio State Univ.) has more than 30 years of experience teaching, consulting, facilitating, and coaching with more than 300 client groups across the country, and served as an ad hoc instructor for UW-Madison for 24 years. Germann also taught on three college campuses and was an executive director in the nonprofit sector. She brings a deep sense of passion and a healthy sense of humor to her work.
Sage Goellner (PhD, UW-Madison) is an assistant professor of French and directs Continuing Studies programs in French. She has taught French language and culture for over 20 years, has lived in France, and enjoys sharing her interest in French and Francophone cultures with students.
ALAINA K. GOLDSTONE
Alaina K. Goldstone is a performer and instructor of classical ballet and West African dance. She performed with West African Dance of Madison (WADOMA) for 10 years and brings more than 20 years of dance training from artists around the world to the Madison community. "Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle." - Martha Graham.
Lauren Goodspeed (MA, UW-Madison) has lived in Lyon, France, and is pursuing her PhD in second language acquisition.
Beverly Gordon (MA, PhD) is a collage and assemblage artist, writer (recent book: Textiles: The Whole Story), and facilitator of workshops that help individuals access their inner guidance through creative expression. She is a retired professor from Design Studies, UW-Madison.
JOSEPH GOVEAS, MD
Joseph Goveas (MD) is an associate professor and clinician in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is board certified in geriatric psychiatry.
Deborah Grassman is a mental health and hospice nurse practitioner whose career at the VA spanned 30 years, where she personally cared for more than 10,000 dying veterans. She is CEO and co-founder of Opus Peace, whose mission is to provide educational programs that respond to the soul injury that occurs during trauma, abuse, self-neglect, and chronic/serious illness. She is the author of Peace at Last and The Hero Within.
Luisa Gregori (MA, Linguistics, University of Pisa) is an award-winning instructor and is currently completing her doctorate in Italian literature.
Matthew Griffin is a doctoral student in applied Spanish linguistics at UW-Madison with graduate minors in English language and linguistics and second language acquisition. He received his MA in English linguistics and graduate certificates in Hispanic studies and community college instruction from East Carolina University.
Jack Grotsky has more than 15 years of experience in state government and more than 10 years with TLFS. At the state level he has held multiple positions in finance, training, and IT and is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Al Guyant (BS, UW-Milwaukee) is president of Guyant & Associates, a training and consulting firm that specializes in human communications and services. He is a nationally recognized trainer, facilitator, media coach, and author with more than 35 years of experience.
Jan Hagedorn (PhD student) has taught French and Spanish for many years and lived and studied in Montpellier, France.
Peggy Hager (MA in Scandinavian languages and literature, UW-Madison) is a lecturer in Norwegian at UW-Madison. She has taught Norwegian, and English as a Second Language, for more than 20 years.
Lisa Hajek has maintained a regular yoga practice for 20 years and has taught the Iyengar Method for 10 years. She has studied twice in India under the direction of the Iyengar family and is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.
Michael Hammer (PhD) is a psychologist and trainer in emotional intelligence, organizational change, and stress management. He has been a primary trainer for team leader/facilitator skills since 1998. He works at Mendota Mental Health Institute and also in private practice.
Jerry Hancock (Reverend) has studied Celtic Christianity at Chicago Theological Seminary and on the island of Iona.
LINDA P. HANCOCK
Linda P. Hancock is an award-winning artist and calligrapher who has studied <i>The Book of Kells</i> extensively.
Sandy Hardie is executive director of Mahala's Hope, a certified clinical substance abuse counselor, independent clinical supervisor, and a certified trauma specialist and has worked in the substance abuse field for more than 25 years, specializing in women and trauma for 15 of those years.
Kathleen Heinen (MFA, UW-Madison) has taught drawing, design, painting, watercolor, and life drawing at UW-Madison and Madison College.
Linda Heisler is a seasoned trainer, manager and consultant. She has served as training director for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, chair of the Wisconsin State Training Council, president of La Crosse Common Council, and currently pastors a church.
JARED W. HENDRICKSON
Jared W. Hendrickson (PhD candidate, UW-Madison) specializes in 20th- and 21st-century Portuguese and Luso-African literature. He has studied at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal and has extensive teaching experience.
Jamie Henke-Paustian (PhD, UW-Madison) is a distinguished faculty associate at UW-Madison. She teaches music for Continuing Studies and music theory for non-majors at the School of Music. She is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Ed Henschel served more than 40 years as a municipal administrator and consultant in cities and villages throughout Wisconsin. A former executive director of the Wisconsin City/County Management Association, he currently teaches part-time in UW Milwaukee's Masters in Public Administration program.
KRISTIN HIGGINS, BCPS, CGP, CACP, FASCP, PHARMAD
Kristin Higgins (PharmD, BCPS, CGP, CACP, FASCP) pharmacy consultant, AlixaRx, Eden Prairie, MN and pharmacist, Shopko, Lancaster, WI.
MADGE HILDEBRANDT KLAIS
Madge Hildebrandt Klais (PhD) is assistant professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison. She teaches the history of books and print culture, literature, and information literacy pedagogy. She is the author of
The External School in Carolingian Society
DANIEL J. HILL
Daniel J. Hill is a local government specialist with UW-Extension's Local Government Center. He specializes in leadership development, running meetings of governmental units, open government laws, parliamentary procedure, and conducting local elections.
Flo Hilliard (MS) is a faculty associate with Continuing Studies and lectures throughout the state and nationally on substance use disorders. She is the program director of the Substance Abuse and Motivational Interviewing Certificate Programs and the director of Wisconsin Voices for Recovery, a statewide project that advocates for reducing stigma, raising awareness and providing education around the science of addiction and recovery.
Christine Inthachith (MA, UW-Madison), provides leadership and coordination for noncredit programs in Continuing Studies developed for international audiences and she serves as the Director of the American Culture and English residential program (ACE). She has extensive international experience, including consulting, teaching, and volunteer work in Southeast Asia and Central America.
Andrew Irving (PhD, UW-Madison) is an award-winning instructor, academic advisor, and technologist. He teaches intermediate French and is the director of the French House.
Autumn Jackson (MA, Illinois State Univ.) is the director of family literacy at Literacy Network in Madison. She has taught English in Ecuador, Indonesia, and the U.S.
Patrick Jackson (PhD) has strategic human resources experience in large multi-national companies as an HR generalist, compensation specialist, and project manager. Jackson also has advised senior business leaders and developed HR strategy to achieve business goals and resolve unique business challenges.
Gabriel Javier (MEd) is the assistant dean of students and director of the LGBT Campus Center at UW-Madison. He was senior assistant director of the University of Michigan Spectrum Center, the nation's first university office dedicated to services for lesbian and gay students; co-chair of the National Consortium of LGBT Higher Education Professionals; and chair of Administration for the Standing Committee for LGBT Issues of the American College Personnel Association.
Denise Jess (BS, UW-Madison) is the CEO/executive director with the WI Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. She also operated a consulting and coaching practice that facilitated training on human relations issues. Jess taught elementary-aged children and has authored published curricula for all ages. She is deeply committed to supporting learners in creating inclusive environments.
JULIE TALLARD JOHNSON
Julie Tallard Johnson (MSW, LCSW) is an award-winning author of nonfiction books. She received the Independent Book award for Best Multicultural Book for Youth for <em>The Thundering Years</em> and a Star Review in Publisher's Weekly for <em>Teen Psychic</em>. The <em>Midwest Review</em> (2016) published her short story, "Last Call." She writes a popular weekly blog: ALL-WRITE Wednesdays: World Into Word.
TIMOTHY JUERGENS, MD
Timothy Juergens is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry with the University of Wisconsin SMPH and director of the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Comprehensive Sleep Program. He specializes in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, and is board certified in geriatric psychiatry, sleep medicine, and psychiatry.
LEAH C. KANG
Leah C. Kang (MM, Indiana Univ.) served on the faculties of Antelope Valley College and Citrus College, and taught music theory as an associate instructor at Indiana University. She is a doctoral candidate in piano performance at UW-Madison.
Marina Kelly (MFA, UW-Madison) is an interdisciplinary artist who designs situations that bring people together, creating contemporary dance works, site responsive performances, live art tableaux, looping videos, and sculptural installations.
KOREY A. KENNELTY, PHARMAD, MS, PHD
Korey A. Kennelty (PharmD, MS, PhD) is an assistant professor and geriatrics pharmacist at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She is a health services/health systems interventionist who utilizes implementation science and trans-disciplinary approaches.
Richard Keyser was trained as a historian of the Middle Ages. At UW-Madison, he teaches a variety of courses in legal and environmental history for the Legal Studies Program, the Department of History, and the Environmental Studies Program.
Barbara King is an assistant professor in the school of nursing. She has over 25 years experience as a advanced practice nurse in geriatrics providing primary care and consultation to inpatient and community settings.
Helen Klebesadel (MFA, UW-Madison) is an artist, an educator, and an activist. She has taught courses and workshops on creativity, studio art, and the contemporary women's art movement for two decades and exhibits her watercolors nationally and internationally.
Jennifer Kobylecky (MS, UW-Stevens Point) is the director of education at the Aldo Leopold Foundation and co-creator of the Foundation's Land Ethic Leader Program.
Daniel Kramarz (MA, Northern Illinois Univ.) is a project manager with the State of Wisconsin, where he focuses on program development, evaluation, and process improvement initiatives. He has trained and coached hundreds of working professionals in government agencies, university settings, and the private sector on communication skills and decision making.
Jane Kraus (BA, Alverno College) is a supervisor in the project and portfolio management unit at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, where she provides support for the analysis, development, and implementation of strategic IT initiatives. She is also a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager.
Heidi Krause danced as a soloist with the Kanopy Dance Company while completing her certification in therapeutic massage, then moved to New York to dance and study improvisation and somatic movement therapy. She is now a traveling freelance teacher, massage therapist, performer, and choreographer based in Madison.
NANCY DUNN KURR
Nancy Dunn Kurr (BA, UW-Madison) teaches strings in the Waunakee Community School District, is an active chamber musician in the Madison area, and has been teaching string students of all ages for more than 20 years.
Steve Kurr (MM, UW-Madison) has taught continuing education music courses for almost two decades. He conducts the Middleton Community Orchestra and teaches orchestra and music history at Middleton High School.
Renee Lajcak (MS) teaches in the English as a Second Language program at UW-Madison and has extensive experience teaching English to international students, tourists, and immigrants. She lived and taught in Japan and Indonesia and trained English teachers in Malaysia for the U.S. State Department. Lajcak strives to create relaxed, relevant, and communicative classes.
Barbara Landes (MFA, UW-Madison) is an artist and instructor working primarily with handmade paper. She taught papermaking and bookmaking at UW-Madison, was the artist-in-residence at the Madison Public Library, and was recently awarded an artist residency at the Women's Studio Workshop.
Deborah Laurel is a teacher and consultant in workplace learning and performance improvement. With 25 years of experience as the president of Laurel and Associates, Ltd., she has designed and delivered hundreds of learning workshops, done technical curriculum design for various industries, and provided train-the-trainer seminars nationally and internationally.
Kay Lawrence (MPA, University of Iowa) is training coordinator and employee assistance program director at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She creates and facilitates professional development in the following areas: leadership, diversity, facilitation skills, contract management and other soft skills.
Elizabeth Lewis (BFA, Emerson College) is an artist, writer, motivational speaker, and stress management and personal development coach. Her areas of expertise include HeartMath, forgiveness facilitation, resilience-building, meditation, happiness, chakra healing art, and global body-mind-spirit practices.
HEIDI LINDROTH, BSN, RN
Heidi Lindroth (BSN, RN) is a neurosurgical critical care nurse and predoctoral VA trainee, who is passionate about improving the care of patients with delirium through prevention and early intervention.
Joshua Ludke (UW-Madison and UW-Superior) draws, paints, and makes prints and is a substitute teacher for the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Darcy Luoma (MS, Pepperdine Univ.) is a leadership coach and organization development specialist and the owner of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC. She is a master certified coach and was voted Madison's favorite coach.
Andrea Magermans (PhD,UW-Madison) has taught a wide variety of French language, literature, civilization, and culture courses. She has also studied, worked, conducted research, and traveled in French-speaking Europe, Quebec, and the South Pacific.
Mary Magray (PhD) is an Irish historian, author of the groundbreaking
Transforming Power of the Nuns,
the story of modern women's religious communities in Ireland, and a former editor of
Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies.
DAWN J. MAHONEY
Dawn J. Mahoney is a certified professional in learning and performance and an experienced talent development professional who is passionate about learning strategy, training, and instructional and presentation design. She also coaches leaders to provide effective feedback, facilitate better meetings, and strengthen their teams.
Peter Maier (Ph.D, UW-Milwaukee) recently retired from the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research at UW-Milwaukee.
BETH MARTIN, RPH, BSPHARM, MS, PHD
Beth Martin (RPh, BSPharm, MS, PhD). Martin's clinical expertise includes older adult medication management, comprehensive medication reviews and health behavior change. She uses her practice experience in community pharmacy and working with the older adult population to help shape her research initiatives and educational programs.
Sarah Marty (MAB, MS, UW-Madison) directs theatre programs for Continuing Studies, teaches arts entrepreneurship, and is producing artistic director of Four Seasons Theatre.
Barbara Mathews is a member of the WI Watercolor Society and has taught seminars at L'Ateliar, the Galena School of Art, and Raven Wish, as well as in numerous countries. Mathews was recently inducted into the United Art Alliance Hall of Fame.
Perri Mayes (JD) has been a respected mediator and trainer for more than 20 years. She is the former director/clinical instructor with the UW Law School's Mediation Clinic, whose practice includes mediation, arbitration, and program design and administration.
David Mays (MD, PhD) is the past forensic clinical director at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison. He also serves on the clinical faculty at UW-Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Amy McFarland is a ragtime, classical, swing, and folk music pianist and composer who has played for more than 30 years at concerts, dances, and festivals throughout the U.S. She also teaches lessons and workshops in piano and folk dance.
Anne McGuire has an academic background in psychology and is a Certified Professional Life Coach with a private practice in LaGrange Park, IL. She aims at assisting her clients to come to a place of healing in the midst of their past losses, and equips them for the future by shining a light on their uniqueness, gifts, strengths, sorrows, joys, and coping skills.
Laura Medisky is an American Society for the Alexander Technique certified teacher and has taught lessons and group classes for more than 15 years.
Curt Meine (PhD), Aldo Leopold's most significant biographer, is a conservation biologist, historian, and writer. Meine's career in conservation has included projects in areas such as biodiversity conservation planning, sustainable agriculture, the development of community-based conservation programs, and much more.
Kevin Mullen (PhD, UW-Madison) is the assistant director of the UW Odyssey Project, a free, six-credit humanities course for adults who face economic barriers to their education. He has taught writing for more than 10 years. At many Continuing Studies writing events, Mullen assumes the moniker of the Writing Doctor and helps writers with a range of ailments.
Barbara Nehls-Lowe (MPH, DMin) joined Continuing Studies after nearly 20 years in cancer control work. She has recruited for the Peace Corps and has taught community college courses in rural sociology and psychology. Nels-Lowe began her career in WI working in HIV/AIDS education with the Department of Public Instruction.
Robert Newton (PhD, UW-Madison) teaches online and in the classroom at UW-Madison. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of oral and performance traditions in West Africa and Celtic regions of the world. He has performed traditional Irish music for more than 35 years.
Laurel Norris (MS, UW-Madison) is a professional communicator with a diverse background in journalism, marketing, and international relations. She is skilled at connecting people to new ideas, engaging learners, and summarizing complex topics clearly in-person and online. Norris received a Master's degree in Life Sciences Communication in 2008 and is a graduate of the Facilitating by Heart series.
Paul Novak (PhD, UW-Madison) has studied yoga and hard and soft martial arts for many years.
Sarah O'Farrell (MFA candidate, UW-Madison and MEd, DePaul Univ.) is a Madison-based printmaker and educator who shows her work nationally. She attended the Horse and Art Research Residency in Hungary and received a Community Arts Grant in Chicago and two Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Grants.
Kristin Oakley (JD, UW-Madison) is a freelance writer, past president of the professional writers' organization In Print, and a board member of the Chicago Writers Association. She has led a wide variety of writing workshops and critiqued other writers' work extensively.
Kristi Obmascher is director of the Behavioral Health program area, which offers professional continuing education programs addressing aging, mental health, substance use disorders and related issues for social workers, counselors and other health and human services providers. She is director of the state-mandated training for Wisconsin's intoxicated driver program (IDP), provides IDP-related training, and plans a variety professional development programs.
Jenny Oyallon-Koloski is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies and a PhD film candidate in the Communication Arts department at UW-Madison. She uses Laban Movement Analysis in her research on dance in film.
LAURA V. PAGE
Laura V. Page (MS, UW-Madison and MS-J, Northwestern University) is a program director for Continuing Studies leadership and management group. Page was an independent management consultant for more than two decades and is a frequent seminar instructor and keynote speaker.
ERIN J. PAUL
Erin J. Paul (PhD, UW-Madison) has extensive experience teaching all levels of Spanish language and literature classes. She also taught business Spanish and online courses.
Donna Peckett , choreographer-actor, tap dancer, and arts educator, is producing artistic director of TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, which she cofounded in 1985. She is a Kennedy Center-trained teaching artist through the Overture Center.
Jonathan Peik has been performing and recording in the Midwest since 1986. He teaches five-string banjo, mandolin, and guitar and runs bluegrass jam classes. Peik focuses on technique building, ear training, applied theory, and the use of these skills in ensemble playing.
Judy Peirick (SPHR, SHRM-SCP), vice president of human resources, has more than 30 years of human resource experience in health care and manufacturing. Her primary areas of responsibility include strategic planning, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, training, and safety.
Pamela Peters (MA, TESOL & Language Program Administration) teaches in the English as a Second Language program at UW-Madison. She has lived and worked in Japan, California, and most recently New Zealand, where in addition to ESL skills and TESOL teacher training, she taught a wide variety of ESL content courses including computing, tourism, and anthrozoology (human-animal studies).
Erica Pinigis (MFA, Mills College) recently returned to Madison after nearly a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed with numerous dance companies and is currently a member of Kanopy Dance.
Bridget Powell (MA, OMDE) is program manager and online instructor for Continuing Studies Distance Education Professional Development programs. She designs, teaches, and evaluates online certificate programs. Powell retired from the Air Force in December 2013.
Christopher Powers has worked as a professional acoustic musician for more than 30 years, playing and recording with many bands in folk, bluegrass, country-blues, and jazz. He hosts a weekly radio program on WORT-FM and the Beginning Bluegrass Jam at Neighborhood House.
Thomasin Propson is a benefits specialist with more than 15 years of HR experience. She has provided program and compliance guidance to numerous Wisconsin employers, agencies, and nonprofits, as well as comprehensive insurance and retirement education for their employees.
SUZANNE PURVIS, DNP
Suzanne Purvis (DNP) is passionate about improving the lives of older adults. As a geriatric clinical nurse specialist at UW-Health, she has led initiatives to improve care for older adults with and at risk for delirium.
Cynthia Quinn is a signature member of the Midwest Watercolor Society and has taught graphic design, oil painting, and watercolor for Madison College and Continuing Studies.
Melanie Ramey (JD, MSW) is passionate about the role of social workers in palliative care and hospice. She brings a wealth of experience to her dynamic presentations.
Patrica Rengel Patricia Rengel (PhD, Spanish) brings years of teaching, professional and cultural experience to the classroom. She was born in Mexico City, raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and educated at UW-Madison. Her gift to teaching is sharing a passion for the Spanish language in all its richness and a love for its people in all their cultural manifestations.
Patricia Rengel (PhD, Spanish) brings years of teaching, professional and cultural experience to the classroom. She was born in Mexico City, raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and educated at UW-Madison. Her gift to teaching is sharing a passion for the Spanish language in all its richness and a love for its people in all their cultural manifestations.
Karen Reppen has been passionately learning and teaching about aging, illness, death and grief for nearly 15 years. As a hospice communications professional, her focus is on increasing awareness about end-of-life care through outreach to patients, families, health care providers and the public. As a hospice volunteer she provides compassionate care to patients at the bedside. She offers "Letting Go" workshops with her colleague Steven Spiro, and facilitates Death Cafés and other gatherings through the Great Circle Collaborative. She has completed the Being With Dying program at Upaya, earned a Giref Support Specialist Certificate through UW-Madison Continuing Studies, is an Orphan Wisdom School Scholar, mixed-media artist, and mindfulness practitioner. For the past several years, she has been, she has been developing and facilitating workshops, death cafes and other
PETER D. RIOS
Peter D. Rios plays conga with the Madison-based Grupo Candela. He specializes in percussion instruments and is inspired to pass along skills to the next generation of percussionists.
OLIVIA C. RIVARD
Olivia C. Rivard (BFA, BA, Univ. of Minnesota)received training in Paris at Studio Harmonic and the Centre de Danse du Marais. She organizes and teaches her own modern dance technique classes for adults and works as part of the Bare Bones Dance Collective.
Kenneth Robbins (MD) is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and geriatrician with more than 20 years of experience in providing care to older adults. He is the medical director for the geriatric psychiatry unit at Stoughton Hospital.
Paul Robbins is the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. His research focuses on human interactions with nature and the politics of natural resource management. His most recent book is <em>Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are</em>.
KATE F. ROBERTS, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN
Kate F. Roberts (MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, ELNEC) is the palliative care nurse program coordinator, Univ. of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI. She also is a founding member and director of nursing for Agrace HospiceCare, Madison, WI.
Jesse Ruiz (MA/MFA, UW-Madison) specializes in abstract painting, filmmaking, and comics. She has been an artist in residence in Bejing, China and is a recipient of the AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts, Salzberg, Austria.
Faith Russell is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and has been teaching in Madison for more than 20 years. She works with diverse groups of students and is well versed at adapting yoga poses to be useful for all students.
Jeff Russell (MS, UW-Madison) is codirector of Russell Consulting, where he helps organizations successfully respond to the challenges of continuous change. Russell focuses on leadership development, strategic thinking, leading change, understanding and dealing with behavioral styles, and performance management.
J. LEIGH RYAN
J. Leigh Ryan (MFA candidate, UW-Madison and BFA, Univ. of North Texas) has assisted at the P.R.I.N.T. Press, Pan Ector Industries, and worked as a printmaking studio maintenance assistant. She is the project assistant to John Hitchcock.
Angela Rydell (MFA, Warren Wilson College) has been a writing coach and instructor for Continuing Studies since 2006. She's a recipient of the Poets & Writers' Writers Exchange Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her fiction and poetry have been published in many journals.
Noelle Rydell (BS, MS) is an editor, author, and librarian. She has worked as an editor for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Her story "Hooks" won first prize in <em>Madison Magazine's</em> short fiction contest. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Rydell's poetry and fiction have appeared in many publications or anthologies.
Philip Salamone (BA, UW-Madison) studied classical drawing and painting in New York City at the Art Students League, Water Street Atelier, and Grand Central Academy. He is an award-winning artist and muralist with paintings on the UW-Madison campus and at Epic in Verona, WI.
Laura Saunders (MSSW) is with the Department of Family Medicine at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. For 15 years, she has provided motivational interviewing training to a variety of health professionals. A member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Saunders teaches nationally and internationally with consistently high levels of participant satisfaction.
Laurie Scheer (MA, DePaul Univ.) is a writing mentor, professional speaker, and instructor for Continuing Studies. Her book <em>The Writer's Advantage: A Toolkit for Mastering Your Genre </em> is a writing manual for the transmedia arena. Scheer is the recipient of the 2014 James T. Tiedge Alumni Award for ethics, integrity, and service from her undergraduate alma mater, Marquette University.
Gary Schoener is a clinical psychologist and nationally known speaker and consultant. After 37 years as executive director of the Walk-in Counseling Center of Minneapolis, he is now the center's director of consultation and training.
Susan Schoenfeld (MA, UW-Madison) has more than 20 years of corporate and independent experience designing and delivering professional development training and executive coaching for a wide range of profit and nonprofit clients, including health care and legal services, throughout the Midwest.
Tracy Schroepfer (PhD, MSW, MA) is an associate professor at the UW-Madison School of Social Work. Schroepfer's research, teaching, and national, state, and local workshops focus on the psycho-social, cultural, and spiritual needs of elders.
John Schultz has taught for more than 20 years; oversaw an advanced technical certificate program in quality management; has experience as a consultant, technical services manager, product engineer; and has authored two books as well as magazine, and journal articles.
Jonathan Senchyne is an assistant professor of library and information studies at UW-Madison and director of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture. He teaches print culture and the history of the book in America and the history and cultures of American memory institutions (libraries, archives, museums).
CYNTHIA D. SEVERT
Cynthia D. Severt is an award-winning director and choreographer whose work spans the realms of musical theatre, ballet, opera, symphony, film, cabaret, revues, interactive murder mysteries, British pantomimes, and industrials. She is a frequent guest instructor for colleges, schools, and community organizations.
CASSIE SHUMWAY, MS, RN, OCN, CHPN
Cassie Shumway (MS, RN, OCN, CHPN) is a Nursing Education Specialist for Oncology and UW Health, facilitating and teaching oncology and palliative educational offerings to nursing staff. She previously worked as an inpatient oncology/palliative care RN at UW Health.
Jenny Siklos (MEd, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia) teaches at Madison English as a Second Language School and Continuing Studies. She has written two ESL books for Collins Language as well as children's books.
Doug Smith (MA, MSc, MDiv) is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant with more than 25 years' experience as a counselor, therapist, and health care administrator. He has written <em>The Tao of Dying</em>, <em>Being a Wounded Healer</em>, and several other books.
Lindsey Smith Lindsey Smith (MA, UW-Madison) has taught in the French and Italian Department at UW-Madison and Luther College. Lindsey is currently completing a dissertation on musicians in French Caribbean novels. She has lived and worked in Aix-en-Provence and Guadeloupe.
Laura Smythe (MA, MA, JD, UW-Madison) is founder and owner of Communication Connections, LLC where she works as an Organizational Culture Diagnostician. She is an experienced mediator, consultant, coach and instructor about topics including conflict management and communication skills.
Stephanie Sobczak (MBA) is a life-long learner and skilled public speaker, who has presented to audiences large and small. Trained in inclusive decision-making and appreciative inquiry, she completed the Facilitating by Heart series in 2004. She is often requested as a facilitator of strategic planning sessions, and consults on workshop design. Stephanie received her MBA in TQM and HR.
Heather Sonntag (PhD, UW-Madison) earned her doctorate on the early developments of Russian imperial photography and <em>The Turkestan Album</em>. A Fulbright recipient, she has interned at the Library of Congress, curated photography exhibitions, and is currently working on her monograph.
Mary Spranger (MSW, LCSW) is coordinator for the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program through the State Bar of Wisconsin. Previously she worked as a medical social worker serving behavioral health patients in the emergency department and on medical units. She has extensive experience on ethical and boundaries issues related to crisis, and short- and long-term cases.
JANET STAKER WOERNER
Janet Staker Woerner (PhD) is a faculty associate for DEPD certificate programs and courses at Continuing Studies. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Janet was an associate professor and system department chair in a higher education university as well as a practitioner in business. She has taught in the online environment since 2004 and holds a PhD in education with an emphasis on technology.
Mary Stelletello MA, MBA, ACC, brings more than 25 years of experience to coaching and consulting. Mary has worked in more than 25 countries on six continents and uses these skills to guide organizations to excellence.
Rose Stephenson (MA, Middlebury College)lived for many years in Germany. She has taught Continuing Studies courses in German for more than 20 years.
Timothy Storm is an award-winning writer and teacher whose work has appeared in a number of journals. His passion for storytelling and its inner workings inform his teaching, editing, and mentoring.
Grace Sullivan (MFA, UW-Madison) is an artist who makes paintings, collages, and sculptural objects. Sullivan studied drawing and painting at the University of Iowa and at UW-Madison, where she taught color and drawing. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest.
GRACE A. SULLIVAN
Grace A. Sullivan (MFA, UW-Madison) is an artist who makes paintings, collages, and sculptural objects. Sullivan studied drawing and painting at the University of Iowa and at UW-Madison, where she taught color and drawing. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest.
Lauren Surovi (MA, Middlebury College) is an Italian PhD candidate in the Department of French and Italian at UW-Madison. She has spent considerable time in Italy, particularly in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, which inspires her doctoral research on Italian Early Modern theater. She enjoys sharing her interest in Italian culture, and has taught Italian at UW for more than three years.
Lynn Tarnoff (MA, Central Michigan Univ.), director of Continuing Studies visual arts and living well programs, has degrees in education and healthcare administration. She is an award-winning artist, instructor, gallery cofounder, and business entrepreneur. Tarnoff has worked in education, public health, toy invention, and community art development.
Becky Tarver-Chase (MA, UW-Madison) directs the English language program in Continuing Studies, providing courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners. She also writes textbooks for people learning English worldwide in conjunction with National Geographic Learning.
Scott Teeple serves on the conducting faculty at the UW-Madison, where he leads the concert band and wind ensemble and teaches conducting. He also leads the Winds of Wisconsin and MATC Municipal Band.
Bill Tishler is professor emeritus of landscape architecture. He has lectured widely, is an award-winning author, and has won numerous teaching awards from the Wisconsin Historical Society, the National Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Vivian Tomlinson trained at the University of Cape Town Ballet School, South Africa, before he became a principal dancer with the Wisconsin Ballet Company.
Molly Tomony (MA, ATR-BC, LPC) is a child and family therapist for the Rainbow Project in Madison, Wisconsin. She has taught art therapy and education for the University of Wisconsin and Edgewood College, and has worked in several hospices, specializing in art therapy and grief work with children. Tomony has written manuals for running grief groups in school settings, has worked with individuals with disabilities, and is currently an art instructor for SALSO (Strong Artistic Ladies Speaking Out).
Robert Toomey (EdD, Edgewood College and MA, Viterbo Univ.) is a program director with Continuing Studies, where he works with leadership and management programs. Previously he worked in public service with several Wisconsin state government agencies in the areas of training and human resources.
Leyla Topal (BA, Middle East Technical Univ., Turkey) was born and raised in Bodrum, Turkey. She has been a licensed tour guide in Turkey since 1995 and creates and leads tailor-made tours there. She divides her time between Madison and Turkey.
Ridley Usherwood (MA, D.Min) has more than 40 years of experience in education, teaching, research, and program design. He is a grief support coordinator for Home Health United as well as a practicing marriage and family therapist. Usherwood has taught classes in multi-cultural studies at Edgewood College and was formerly the director of the Intercultural Studies Program at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He has worked in South Korea, Brazil, Great Britain, Ghana, Germany, Argentina, the Philippines, Ecuador, and Canada. He also assisted in the development of Hope Africa University in Nairobi, Kenya.
SHARON M. VAN SLUIJS
Sharon M. Van Sluijs (MFA, University of Iowa) has taught grammar, writing, and literature since 1990. She has worked at UW Press, UW-Madison, Washburn University, and SUNY and has written and edited for a wide range of clients through her manuscript consulting business.
Guy Vanrensselaer (BS, UW-Madison) is the process improvement specialist for the City of Madison. He has been an instructor for the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager program for more than 20 years, and provides consulting services to public and nonprofit organizations statewide.
Manuel Vellón has more than 40 years of experience as a professional percussionist and teacher. He's played locally and internationally with various groups and singers and is cofounder of Madison's Grupo Candela.
KRISTEN L. VESBACH
Kristen L. Vesbach (MS, Mount Mary College) is a professionally trained art psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor with a wealth of experience using the creative process of art making to improve and enhance physical, mental, and emotional health.
Art Walaszek (MD) is a board-certified psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry at the UW-Madison School of Medicine. He has extensive clinical experience in geriatric psychiatry and was named on the 2010 list of "Top Docs" in the Madison area.
George Watson is an internal consultant in the Office of Quality Improvement at UW-Madison. His campus roles include strategic planning, project management, and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of campus services and programs.
Lisa Webne-Behrman (PhD), licensed psychologist and mediator, is senior partner with Collaborative Initiative, an organization that provides training, facilitation, mediation, and dispute resolution systems design. She is also senior psychologist at UW-Madison Counseling Center, focused on mindfully addressing life's challenges.
Craig Werner teaches in the UW-Madison Department of Afro-American Studies. He is a member of the Nominating Committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his numerous publications include <i>A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race and the Soul of America</i>.
Sarah White has written feature articles in venues such as Microsoft's bCentral portal for small business and the Credit Union National Association's Googolplex website for young people. Her areas of expertise include marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, workplace skills, and consumer awareness. She taught for UW-Superior and Wheelhouse Studios, and holds a journalism degree from Indiana University.
Jacy Whitehead is an English as a Second Language instructor and teacher trainer for Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification. She has worked in a variety of environments including the Navajo Nation and Mato Grosso, Brazil. Locally, Whitehead has facilitated classes to empower service staff with English skills, as well as supported international students working toward American university admission.
Doug Whittle (MFA, Univ. of Florida) has led Continuing Studies educational tours to Egypt, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and many other international destinations, as well as performing arts and visual arts travel experiences in North America.
REBECCA WILLIAMS SPINDLER
Rebecca Williams Spindler (BA, UW-Madison) has written a three-book, award-winning YA series with her teen daughter for Little Creek Books. She has taught writing classes for Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, UW-Madison Literary Fest, and the Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, and is vice-president of the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum.
Janet Wood (MA, UW-Madison) is an experienced instructor of Italian for adults and a lifelong Italophile who has lived, studied, and traveled throughout Italy.
CHERYL ZAMBROSKI, RN, PHD
Zack Zdrale (MFA, Academy of Art Univ.) is an honors graduate in figurative painting. He has taught life drawing and figure painting courses at Academy of Art University and UW-Madison and continues to teach online.
AMY ZLIMEN, PHD, MSSW
Amy Zlimen (PhD, MSSW) is a professor in the Department of Sociology & Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She is also the director of the department's BSW Program, which she played a key role in establishing.
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